A family has model and actress Elizabeth Hurley to thank after being reunited with their two missing cocker spaniel pups.
Matt and Laura Goodwin feared their beloved pets Ben and Muddles had been taken by dog-nappers after they vanished from their farm.
Mr Goodwin launched a social media campaign to find them and his search got an unexpected boost when celebrity spaniel owner Hurley saw the appeal on Twitter and urged her 376,000 followers to help, the Daily Mail reported.
And just six days after their disappearance the puppies were spotted huddling for warmth on the roadside six miles from their home.
Passing motorists recognised them from Liz Hurley's web appeal and reunited the starving pets with their ecstatic owners.
Ms Hurley has several dogs, including Mia, a spaniel.
Mrs Goodwin, 36, an accountant, said she felt 'honoured' that the pet lover urged her huge Twitter following to help find the family's missing puppies. (ANI)